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Emmer Details Cuba Visit

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Jun 1, 2015 at 6:59 pm

St. Cloud, Minn (KNSI) - Congressman Tom Emmer was in Cuba recently for meetings with Cuban officials about the ongoing process of reestablishing full diplomatic relations with the country.

"The experience for me, is to learn it, to understand it, and see how it fits with Minnesota's economy," said the Republican.

Minnesota's 6th District Congressman says one thing is clear, "the Cuban people, they love Americans."

He says one woman started crying when she spoke with him about how important it would be to travel freely and do business with the United States.

As for the process of lifting the decades long US economic, commercial and financial blockade of the country, "there's a long way yet to go, with questions about harboring fugitives and about property confiscated after the revolution."

Emmer, along with other US lawmakers, met May 28th with Cuban Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriquez. Listen to Emmer's full interview with KNSI's Ox in the Afternoon here.

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